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Robinson's homer lifts Nats past Giants 2-1

WASHINGTON (AP) Clint Robinson, a 30-year-old non-roster invitee by Washington in spring training who had just 13 major league at-bats before this season, hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to give the Nationals a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night. Robinson, playing first base in place of the injured Ryan Zimmerman, is 20 for 69 (.290) with four homers...
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Calvin Coolidge Takes Out Teddy Roosevelt to Win His First Presidents Race

Our newest Racing President Calvin Coolidge ended his 1st #PresRace with a @teddy26nats takedown! #WelcomeCalvin pic.twitter.com/ZAtJwTJZSs — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) July 3, 2015 On the eve of his 143th birthday, Calvin Coolidge made a splash in his debut Presidents Race at Nationals Park. “Silent Cal” did not pull any punches in winning his first ever race, even...
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When the Yankees get Bryce Harper, he won't look like this

Bryce Harper says his body is "unbelievable." But he loves his mom's cookies.Ten thousand cookies later, he'll end up in NYC.
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
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Braves defeat dominant Max Scherzer on controversial walk-off hit (VIDEO)

It takes a lot to beat Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer these days, but with a fortunate bounce and a favorable call, the Atlanta Braves did just that on Thursday night, handing Scherzer his first loss in four starts. Scherzer, who has pitched eight or more innings in four consecutive starts, entered the ninth inning having retired 10 consecutive batters, and was looking for...
Via Fox Sports
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Atlanta Braves’ Cameron Maybin makes Washington Nationals’ Max Scherzer look human

Max Scherzer finally looked human on Thursday night, well sort of. Scherzer had been pitching a one-run ballgame for a good portion of the game against the Atlanta Braves. He had only allowed four hits the entire game against the Braves and then on the fifth hit of the game he lost. Scherzer surrendered a single to Cameron Maybin in the 9th. Before the 9th inning began, he had retired...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: Is Max Scherzer the best pitcher in baseball?

It is always hard to determine if a single athlete is the best, no matter the sport.  The debate between whether LeBron James is better than Michael Jordan will probably continue on into the eternities.  Was Babe Ruth the greatest hitter of all-time, or does that title fall on another?  And don’t even start the whole “who is the best quarterback ever” debate.  That will...
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Braves beat Max Scherzer and Nationals on walk-off

The legend of Max Scherzer has seemed to grown with each start. On Thursday the Atlanta Braves beat the right hander on a walk-off single by Cameron Maybin. Scherzer went 8 1/3 innings striking out nine while allowing two runs on five hits – two of which came in the ninth inning. Pedro Ciriaco began the bottom of the ninth inning with an infield single before Jace Pederson bunted...
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Bryce Harper: Robinson Cano is the sexiest batter in the box

In an accompanying interview for his photo shoot for ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper reveals that he admires a fellow slugger, but not for the reason you might think. Harper covers a variety of topics in his interview, from his physique to his mom's cookies, and reveals an interesting anecdote about his baseball upbringing. "I had a coach...
Via Fox Sports
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Nationals ace Max Scherzer named NL Pitcher of the Month again

Another sensational month for Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer, another NL Pitcher of the Month award. For the second consecutive month, the 30-year-old righty has been honored as the best pitcher in the National League, and one can only imagine he would have been distinguished as the best pitcher in all of baseball for the past two months, if such an official distinction...
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Bryce Harper on 'Body Issue': 'My body feels pretty unbelievable'

Bryce Harper takes it all off for the ESPN The Magazine's "Body Issue" and he's pretty damn proud. The Washington Nationals outfielder, who is photographed swinging a bat in the buff for the feature, told ESPN he has trimmed down from 240 pounds to 208 and is at eight-percent body fat these days. Harper, who says he can squat 405 pounds, does have one weakness: Ice cream. He even...
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Bryce Harper snaps another selfie with fans before game

Bryce Harper made a lot of whimsical news earlier this season with how he snapped a pregame selfie before a ballgame. It looks like the Washington Nationals superstar is back at his harmless and humorous before-the-game hijinks. Before Harper and company went out and beat the Atlanta Braves by a score of 6-1 on Tuesday...Read More The post Bryce Harper snaps another selfie with...
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Bryce Harper: 'My body feels pretty unbelievable'

Bryce Harper takes it all off for the ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue and he's pretty damn proud. The Nationals outfielder, who is swung a bat in the buff for feature, told ESPN he has trimmed down from 240 pounds to 208 and is at eight percent body fat these days. Harper, who says he can squat 405 pounds, does have one weakness: Ice cream. He even makes his own ice cream sandwiches...
Via Fox Sports
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Bryce Harper on appearing in Body Issue: ‘My body feels pretty unbelievable’

The Washington Nationals slugger will raise many an eyebrow with his appearance in the upcoming edition of the annual ESPN The Magazine “Body Issue,” in which he showcases what some view as cockiness and others see as justifiable self-confidence. Speaking with ESPN reporter Stacey Pressman, Harper discussed myriad topics, including how his health this past...Read More The post...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Bryce Harper: “My body feels pretty unbelievable”

A dream come true..Hard work does pay off! Can’t thank @espnmag enough for the opportunity! Baseball players do work out #BodyIssue2015 A photo posted by Bryce Harper (@bharper3407) on Jul 2, 2015 at 8:00am PDT Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is featured the latest star athlete to make an appearance in ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue. In his interview for...
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Max Scherzer: Baseball’s Best Arm

Max Scherzer was a free agent this winter, meaning all thirty major league clubs had an opportunity to sign him. Twenty-nine of those clubs are surely kicking themselves now that they see the performance he has put on in the Nation’s Capital. Granted, a vast majority of the team’s in baseball had zero chance to even engage with Scherzer due to their financial constraints,...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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Stats Update for the 2015 Nats Draft Class (7/2)

Much of the Washington Nationals 2015 MLB Draft Class is signed, assigned, and playing ball.  Thirteen of the forty draft selections remain unsigned.  The highest unsigned pick is third rounder OF Rhett Wiseman.  Wiseman has been playing in the College Baseball World Series for Vanderbilt.  Even though the season have just began for the draft class, we provide you a beginning...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
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Nationals' Williams talked to Bryce Harper about not running out fly ball

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is known for his passionate and energetic play, but sometimes the young star gets frustrated and doesn't run out a ball put in play, which manager Matt Williams reminded Harper he doesn't approve of in the slightest. In the Nationals' game on Tuesday, Harper was thrust under the spotlight after he failed to run out a fly ball he hit to...
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Nationals Add Calvin Coolidge to Presidents Race

The Washington Nationals will have a new addition to their Presidents Race, as Calvin Coolidge will become the sixth Racing President. “Silent Cal” will debut in Friday’s race when the Nationals host the San Francisco Giants, the eve of Coolidge’s 143rd birthday, which is on Independence Day. Ladies & gents, please meet the newest #Nats Racing President: Calvin Coolidge...
Via KCM Sports
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Nationals' Max Scherzer routinely presses Williams to pinch hit by leaving stats on desk

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer is a pitcher – a world-class, Cy Young candidate pitcher, at that – but he's not satisfied with just dominating on the mound. He wants to do it at the plate as well. On a radio appearance on Wednesday, manager Matt Williams revealed that Scherzer routinely lobbies him to pinch hit by leaving his hitting stats on Williams' desk. "He's constantly...
Via Fox Sports
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NL East-Leading Nationals Continue To Be Popular Draw In Ticket Sales

View image | gettyimages.com The Washington Nationals storm into July looking every bit as good as they were expected to be leading up to the 2015 MLB season. Already atop the NL East, Bryce Harper and co. look to distance themselves even further from the pesky New York Mets as they aim to secure the division and return to the playoffs. After a slow start because of injuries...
Via KCM Sports
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Max Scherzer making clever pitches for pinch-hitting duties

Given that Max Scherzer openly — and apparently jokingly — campaigned earlier this season against pitchers hitting in the National League, relegating the practice to the annals of baseball history, it’s surprising that the Washington Nationals ace apparently openly — and again perhaps jokingly — campaigns for pinch-hitting duties. Even better, he does so in...Read More...
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Washington Nationals Knock Around Shelby Miller in Win

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (27) works in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Going into Tuesday night’s game, Shelby Miller had made five career starts against the Nationals and had compiled a 2-0 record with a 0.85 ERA. But, his success ended early in last night’s...
Via The Sports Journal
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How Nationals closer Drew Storen stays consistent amid inconsistent use

The job of a closer seems fairly basic: Be ready for a save situation and go out there and pitch a scoreless inning. Any closer, especially the Washington Nationals' Drew Storen, will quickly debunk that notion. In addition to the increased pressure on closers, they also have to remain sharp and ready amid the unpredictability of when they'll be used in games. They could be used...
Via Fox Sports
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Zimmerman completes full workout, Rendon on the mend for Nationals

The Washington Nationals are getting closer to being reunited with two of their everyday players. Manager Matt Williams provided updates Tuesday on first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and third baseman Anthony Rendon, who recently have been sidelined with injuries. Zimmerman, who has been dealing with plantar fasciitis in his left foot, completed a full workout on Tuesday, a good sign for...
Via Fox Sports
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All Clint Robinson Does Is Hit Home Runs

After spending much of his professional career in the minors, Nationals utility player Clint Robinson has finally got a chance to show his talents. In his first full season in the majors, Robinson has been a delight for Washington. On Tuesday night he hit his third home run of the season in his 128th plate appearance of the year. Robinson took Atlanta Braves ace pitcher Shelby Miller’s...
Via KCM Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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